CMPC Celulose Riograndense Guaíba 2 Pulp Mill Project, Brazil

The expansion will result in an additional production capacity of 1.3 million ton/annum. The raw material will be eucalyptus wood from already established plantations.

The project includes:

  • Expansion of an existing pulp mill in Guaíba in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Guaíba2)
  • Associated power line, the access road, purchase of plantations and expansion of the port.

The project site is located within the fence of the existing pulp and paper mill in a developed area with residential and commercial properties. The majority of workers during the construction phase will be local workers.

Noise is projected to stay at today’s levels. These are in accordance with Brazilian legislation but will likely not fulfil IFC’s noise limits. The buyer will, therefore, investigate additional noise abatement measures.  

The Guaíba 2 Project is classified as a category A-project. Additional information on the project’s Environmental and Social (E&S) impacts, EKN’s Environmental and Social review and EKN’s conditions are available in the following web links: 

EKN Summary of the E&S review CMPC Guaíba 2

Environmental and Social Due Diligence Report CMPC Guaíba 2 Project, Environ

Environmental and Social Action Plan CMPC Guaíba, 13 11 13

 

The information was published on EKN´s website www.ekn.se on November 20th, 2013. Comments on the project can be made within at least 30 days. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).